SHILLONG, Apr 30: Leader of Opposition (LO), Conrad K Sangma (NCP) Monday expressed profound grief over the demise of Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangmaâ€™s niece Dana M Sangma, and asserted that discrimination against students from the North East has been happening in every big city in India but advised against giving â€˜communal colorâ€™ to all such cases.
Mentionably, Dana was a student of Amity University, Gurgaon, who committed suicide after her faculty members alleged her for cheating at the examinations.
Expressing solidarity with the Chief Minsterâ€™s family, Conrad said â€˜discriminationâ€™ against students from the North East â€œhas been happeningâ€ in several cities in the country.
Terming the case involving the Chief Ministerâ€™s niece as a genuine one, he emphasized on taking these types of cases at the highest levels.
He, however, cautioned that not all cases involving students of the North East necessarily have an angle to â€˜racial discriminationâ€™.
Conrad explained that the people from North East tend to give racial color to every case involving people from the region, which again separates them from the rest of the country.
Nevertheless, Conrad felt that there were â€˜situationsâ€™, where the youth from the region too were found at fault and advised against giving â€˜communal colourâ€™Â to every episode involving students from the North Eastern Region in other parts of the country. â€œWe tend to give racial colour to every case,â€ he observed.
In the case of Dana, however, he exclaimed â€œWe are with the CM, we will support his cause; this time it is not about politics but out identityâ€.